Monthly Archives: July 2014

From Gaza, pain and weariness in the voice of a pastor

By Judith Sudilovsky JERUSALEM — I have not been able to reach Father Jorge Hernandez, the Argentine priest of Gaza’s Holy Family Parish, for some days now. In the morning yesterday I spoke with one of the Sisters of Mercy … Continue reading

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The tragedy of World War I and learning from past mistakes

By Henry Daggett VATICAN CITY — Calling July 28 a day of mourning over the “tragic” outbreak of World War I 100 years ago, Pope Francis said he hoped the mistakes of the past would not be repeated. “In particular, … Continue reading

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Pope promotes soccer for peace, harmony and charity

VATICAN CITY — The World Cup trophy has gone to Germany, but the soccer-loving Pope Francis and soccer-crazy Italians are gearing up for an all-star match to highlight sports’ potential to unite people and to raise money to help poor … Continue reading

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Belgian priest mathematician heads to space station –- in name only

Msgr. Georges Lemaitre, a Belgian mathematician who studied alongside leading scientists of the first half of the 20th century exploring the origins of the universe, is heading into space. Well, at least his name is. The European Space Agency has … Continue reading

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U.S. government releases song about the danger trains pose to migrants in an effort to stop illegal immigration

By Julia Willis WASHINGTON –- While Central American leaders are attempting to confront the issues causing a flow of unaccompanied minors from leaving their countries, and the U.S. grapples with how to handle the surge, the federal government also has … Continue reading

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Going to bat for peace

VATICAN CITY — With all the bad news coming out of the Middle East, this story shone a small beam of hope: the might of bats and balls against the thunder of missiles and misunderstandings. In support of sport as … Continue reading

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International newspapers report migration situation with blend of truth, hope

By Julia Willis WASHINGTON -– Amid all the U.S. news media reports on the humanitarian crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border with the influx of children and adults, we decided to take a look at how the local press in Central … Continue reading

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